It’s been a tough week for all who had to endure the destructive path of Hurricane Sandy. If you were in Sandy’s path, we truly hope that you kept safe during the storm, and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
(Above) The Empire State Building towers behind defaced apartment in Cheslea,
New York City. Photo from Boston.com
Knovel’s headquarters are in midtown Manhattan, and many of our employees live in Long Island, Manhattan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. We are pleased to report our employees are all safe and sound. For many of our colleagues, friends and neighbors, there is a long road to recovery ahead. Electricity is still out, gas is scarce and public transportation is a nightmare. Our office is open for those who can make it in. For some, it’s a welcomed oasis of heat and electricity they don’t have at home.
Superstorm Sandy caused severe flooding, damage and destruction throughout the East Coast, and New York City alone suffers an estimated $20 billion in damages.
The road to recovery demand much time and resources, but tough times usually bring out the best in people. Acts of kindness mean everything to those in need. Whether you have time to volunteer or money to donate, it’s appreciated greatly.
Below is a list of a few useful resources for those of you in the New York Area:
- Free Showers and Exercise at New York Sports Clubs
- New York Area Service Updates
- New York City Subway Service Updates
If anyone has suggestion to add to this list, please add comments below or reach out to us on Twitter.